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Koreans continue to lap up the Samsung Galaxy Fold

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Last updated: September 23rd, 2019 at 13:22 UTC+02:00

Samsung's seeing no respite in demand for the Galaxy Fold in its home country. The company had quickly sold out around 4,000 Galaxy Folds through its website and local carriers in the first pre-order round, and it seems that the second pre-order round held last week was a roaring success as well. Samsung had reportedly decided to allocate 20,000-30,000 units for South Korea for the second pre-order round and has been able to sell more than 20,000 devices in total, according to local news network Arirang News.

The consumer interest in the Galaxy Fold has no doubt elated Samsung, especially after the device went through a lot of negative coverage after being recalled just days ahead of its original release date in April. In South Korea, only the 5G variant of the Galaxy Fold is being sold, and the $2000 price tag is clearly not an obstacle for consumers in the country. The Fold is, after all, unlike anything else on the market and will be a conversation starter every time someone takes it out of their pocket as a compact phone and unfolds it into a 7.3-inch tablet.

However, it remains to be seen what kind of sales figures the company will see outside its home country. The Fold is available in some European countries at the moment and is expected go on sale in the US on September 27. Samsung is expected to ship around a million units of the device worldwide in the initial run and will probably end up selling them all, although that might not happen as quickly in other markets as it did in South Korea.

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